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Preston headquartered Booths puts itself up for sale

Posted on - 26th November, 2017 - 5:48pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, Penwortham, Preston News
Roadworks take place near the Booths store in Penwortham Pic: Tony Worrall
One Booths store in Penwortham Pic: Tony Worrall

A supermarket with five stores in and around Preston has reportedly put itself up for sale.

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Booths, which is headquartered in Longridge Road on the outskirts of the city, has seen itself make a loss in the last year and could look for new owners.

With stores in Fulwood, Penwortham, Longridge, Longton and Hesketh Bank the upmarket store is a staple of Preston life.

It’s previous headquarters were in Preston city cente with the Booths arch still visible in Glovers Court.

A statement from the firm said: “Booths has been retailing for over 170 years and it remains a very strong, resilient and well-loved brand.

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“One of our strengths has been our ability to adapt to changing market conditions and naturally, we always keep our strategic options open.”

Read more: Fulwood supermarket raided by men armed with knives and baseball bats

Booths employs more than 2,800 people.

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